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In My Father’s Room

Ayala Museum presents

In My Father’s Room

Stories and Small Things Near and Dear to Luis Ma. Araneta

19 November 2016 – 29 January 2017
Ground Floor Galleries


The legacy of Luis Ma. Araneta as a collector and connoisseur covered a wide range of interests, from Philippine colonial sculpture and paintings to Asian traditional arts and classical antiquities. His influence spanned the fields of architecture, theater, film, interior design, and decoration. As a patriot, collector, designer, and as an intellectual and social figure, his name evokes a rarefied grandeur and nostalgia for an opulent and gracious past.

This exhibition presents a very intimate portrait, filtered through the eyes of family members in celebration of the birth centennial of Luis Ma. Araneta. Selected lovingly by his eldest daughter Patricia, the objects on display once adorned his room at the family residence in Forbes Park. A number of them are of very great value and outstanding quality, and have never been seen in public before. The exhibition portrays a world view shaped by love for family, pious devotion to the Catholic faith, and staunch belief in the history and culture of the Filipino.

The display of small objects, full of loving memories and whimsical choices, breathe life and give dimension to the man, not the legend. It is not a recreation of a specific physical space, but a multi-dimensional tableaux of the contributions of Luis Ma. Araneta to the appreciation of Philippine material culture.
FREE ADMISSION Ayala Museum Members (Learn More)

Php 150 to see only this exhibition.

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